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Oiltanking utilises Azur Drones’ autonomous system to advance safety and operations at Copenhagen Terminal

Hamburg/Copenhagen, June 7, 2021 – Oiltanking and Azur Drones have successfully
equipped Oiltanking’s terminal in Copenhagen with state-of-the-art drone technology
to support safety and operations. The project is part of Oiltanking’s digital transformation as it enhances the use of smart and sophisticated digital technology at
its sites.

Safety is at the heart of Oiltanking operations. With its 56 tanks, the Oiltanking Copenhagen terminal handles and stores up to 460,000 cbm of clean petroleum products and fuel oil in a safe and reliable manner. By installing modern autonomous drone technologies, Oiltanking advances its safety performance and improves operations management at its terminals. The drone technology by Azur Drones effectively supplements existing comprehensive measures such as regular inspections by operators and fixed video surveillance with a holistic, flexible and smart GPS driven monitoring system of Oiltanking’s operations.

Fully autonomous, Azur Drones’ Skeyetech system provides around-the-clock service and security. It carries out day and night security patrolling, as well as operation specific flights, such as pipeline inspection during imports and exports or during pumping to Copenhagen airport Kastrup (CPH). Thanks to its thermal imaging camera, the drone also performs temperature control of specific pumps. Skeyetech drone is ready to take off 24/7 from its on-site docking station. It is operated directly from Oiltanking Copenhagen Terminal control room thanks to its integrations into the existing video surveillance software of the site. The installation of this technology has been authorized by the Denmark Civil Aviation Administration.

“Health, safety, and environmental protection are key values for Oiltanking,” comments Karl Henrik Dahl, Vice President Nordics at Oiltanking, one of the largest independent tank storage providers for gases, chemicals and petroleum products worldwide. “The fully autonomous drone technology not only allows us to support our operations while strengthening the security and safety of our sites but also enhances the use of smart and sophisticated digital technology at our sites.”

“We are excited with our collaboration with Oiltanking which highlights new applications for Skeyetech, beyond surveillance,” adds Jean-Marc Crépin, CEO at Azur Drones, one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions. “This deployment in Denmark, which comes this year after many other deployments on sensitive and industrial sites, demonstrates our ability to successfully deploy fully autonomous systems abroad, even in the coronavirus context. Since the beginning of the year, Azur Drones has been accelerating Skeyetech deployments in line with its global ambitions.”

About Azur Drones

Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions for surveillance and inspection. The company’s SKEYETECH system was developed to provide customers with a patented autonomous drone solution designed for sensitive sites security and operation support. Fully integrated into existing security systems, SKEYETECH is operational 24/7 to carry out specific checks, perimeter patrols, inspection missions or assist in crisis situations. Skeyetech is today the most deployed autonomous drone system in the world with over 150 users and 10,000 operational flights.

Based in Bordeaux, Paris and Dubai, Azur Drones collaborates with well-established contractors in Europe and in the Middle East.

About Oiltanking

Oiltanking GmbH is a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls, an agile, independent holding company in the energy & chemical sector. Oiltanking is one of the largest independent tank storage providers for gases, chemicals and petroleum products worldwide. The company owns and operates 45 terminals in 20 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific including China and India. Oiltanking has an overall storage capacity of more than 18.5 million cbm.

For more information on Oiltanking, please visit www.oiltanking.com

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